Top 40 Companies to be Honored for Innovation and Contributions to Georgia's Technology Community
Duluth, GA - March 14, 2012 - The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state's leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia's technology industry, today announced CompliancePoint, a Duluth-based information security consulting and services provider, as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG will recognize this prestigious group at the 2012 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 28, 2012, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
The coveted Top 10 Innovative Technology Company Awards recognize Georgia-based companies for their degree of innovation, the scope and financial impact of their innovations and effect of such innovation in promoting Georgia's technology industry throughout the U.S. and globally.
"The Top 40 companies are shining examples of what makes Georgia a hotbed for innovation in technology," said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. "Georgia is home to more than 13,000 technology companies, so we applaud the 2012 Top 40 finalists for standing out as leaders in innovation and in Georgia's technology community. These are the types of companies that will help Georgia become recognized as one of the top states in the nation for technology."
"This year we had a 30% increase in the number of applications over the past few years. We were very impressed by the quality and breadth of technology companies that applied," said Dennis Zakas, a partner and founder of Zakas & Leonard, LLP, Chair of Group Office Buys, LLC, and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. "It was very difficult to choose the Top 40 because of the large number of deserving companies. We expect great things from our winners."
CompliancePoint's Top 40 awards submission, its Compliance Automation Portal, was launched earlier this year. The Compliance Automation Portal is a SaaS-based solution that centralizes the management and documentation of information for security compliance initiatives. The Compliance Automation Portal's correlation engine eliminates duplication of activities by mapping similar control items across multiple industry and regulatory requirements for companies who must manage multiple compliance programs. The Portal establishes an easy-to-use compliance management system that delivers audit readiness and compliance status monitoring.
"During our information security consulting engagements, we found that most companies had no means to centralize and coordinate their compliance activities," explains Jerry Wyble, VP & Practice Manager of CompliancePoint. "Information security compliance is a time-consuming and tedious activity. Each regulatory requirement may have hundreds of tasks associated with it. Management needs to know who is responsible for each task and when the task is due. This process becomes even more complex when there are multiple compliance regulations that may share common security control items. Our Compliance Automation Portal is the ideal solution to meet these challenges."
Wyble continues, "We are very honored to be recognized by the Georgia technology community for our Compliance Automation Portal. We are proud of the talent behind the development of the solution and the reception that it has received by information security professionals."
For more information about the Top 40 awards and the Georgia Technology Summit, visit http://www.tagonline.org/georgia-technology-summit.php.